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It’s All About the Metaverse

On Tuesday morning, the gaming industry woke up to news of tectonic proportions: Microsoft announced that it was acquiring Activision Blizzard in a deal valued at almost $69 billion, Click here to view full article
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January 19, 2022
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What’s all the hype about the metaverse?

The metaverse is, in fact, the stuff of science-fiction. Credit: iStock Photo The term “metaverse” is everywhere. On Tuesday, Microsoft cited the so-called metaverse as a reason for acquiring Click here to view full article
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January 19, 2022
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The metaverse will be buzzing in 2022

Image Credit: Getty Images Following increased interest in big tech companies like Microsoft, Meta (formerly Facebook), and Nvidia , expect the metaverse to grab more headlines in 2022. Leaders Click here to view full article
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January 14, 2022
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More SA firms to explore the metaverse in 2022

South Africa’s metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFT) market is expected to gain popularity this year, as more local companies dabble with immersive technologies to deliver operational and revenue improvements. Click here to view full article
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January 13, 2022
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Remembering VRML: The Metaverse of 1995

Jeffrey K. Bedrick In the early 1990s, futurists and corporations combined forces to create VRML , a Virtual Reality Modeling Language that promised to bring 3D graphics and virtual Click here to view full article
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January 12, 2022
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Metaverse ETFs: The theme of 2022?

Defining the metaverse, how it is being captured within ETFs and whether it is worth doing so ETFs have tried to offer investors exposure to the companies innovating in Click here to view full article
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January 12, 2022
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EToro unveils metaverse-themed smart portfolio

Source: eToro eToro, the social investing network, has announced today the launch of MetaverseLife, a new metaverse-themed Smart Portfolio, offering investors long-term exposure to key projects, both stocks and Click here to view full article
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January 11, 2022
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What if Work Were a Video Game?

When it comes to the metaverse, Phil Spencer could give Mark Zuckerberg a run for his money. The head of Xbox and executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, Click here to view full article
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January 10, 2022
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Confluent Stock: A Metaverse Big Data Play

Short-term stock price movements are nothing but noise, yet human emotion means we can’t help but check our portfolios every five minutes during market open. You’d think mainstream pundits Click here to view full article
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January 9, 2022
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Top takeaways from CES 2022

Top takeaways from CES 2022 By JOHN HENDEL and ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE 01/07/2022 06:58 PM EST Presented by Save Our Standards Quick Fix — That’s a wrap: CES had Click here to view full article
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January 8, 2022
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CES 2022: Eyeing an enterprise metaverse

A metaverse meeting. Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January Click here to view full article
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January 7, 2022
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Touchcast Offers Free Corporate Metaverse

Mixed reality and artificial intelligence services company Touchcast has launched MCity, an enterprise metaverse where any company can deliver communication, collaboration, commerce and learning experiences. Companies can claim their Click here to view full article
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January 7, 2022
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How to Invest in the Metaverse

Pixel art (Getty Images) modified by CoinDesk In 1992, writer Neal Stephenson released his third novel titled “Snow Crash.” In it, Stephenson’s characters interact in a completely digital environment Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2022
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Money in the Metaverse

Years ago, while on vacation in the Northwest, my husband and I rented a room in the home of a middle-aged couple, one of whom had recently retired. The Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2022
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There Is No Metaverse (Yet)

Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock.com There’s a lot of talk about the metaverse in the media these days, but there’s only one problem: It doesn’t exist—at least not yet. How will we Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2022
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Come the Metaverse, Can Privacy Exist?

In its current form, the internet relies on data collection that some critics liken to mass surveillance. Technology companies and researchers are beginning to wonder whether the metaverse will Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2022
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Come the metaverse, can privacy exist?

In immersive worlds, new technologies will siphon up data at an increasingly granular level—a person’s gait, eye movements, emotions and more—putting far greater strain on existing safeguards In its Click here to view full article
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January 4, 2022
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The Metaverse Wins Christmas

Apple Inc. NASDAQ:AAPL, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. NYSE:AMD - The Metaverse Wins Christmas Meta Platforms Inc FB +1.07% (Get Free Alerts for FB) was on the top of the Click here to view full article
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January 3, 2022
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How Brands Can Enter the Metaverse

Summary. How should brands take their first steps into the metaverse? For that matter, what even is the metaverse? While the idea might feel like a novelty right now, Click here to view full article
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January 3, 2022
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Metaverse: The New Web is Here, Where are You?

metaverse technology The metaverse isn’t just the latest buzzword of the IT industry but a fast-emerging (virtual) reality. Catapulted to prime time television with Facebook’s long-term commitment to become Click here to view full article
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January 3, 2022
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Year Ender 2021: Metaverse, NFT, Web3

This year, tech CEOs were inspired by the science fiction novels of the 1990s, and Reddit’s investor glossary is that “Diamond Hands” and “Apes” rock Wall Street, and what’s Click here to view full article
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December 31, 2021
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Your Thursday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up .) Good evening. Here’s the latest at the end of Thursday. President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin Click here to view full article
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December 31, 2021
While it has just been a few months since Facebook's rebranding, the discourse surrounding the metaverse has already taken off. Photo: Bloomberg
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Metaverse: What is it all about?

The metaverse, according to the likes of Mark Zuckerberg or Satya Nadella, is the internet's future While it has just been a few months since Facebook's rebranding, the discourse Click here to view full article
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December 30, 2021
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ProShares Launching Metaverse ETF

ProShares applied to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) focused on the metaverse on Tuesday (Dec. 28), according to a CoinDesk report. If the Click here to view full article
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December 29, 2021
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Welcome To The Metaverse

2021 is bidding goodbye, and what a year it has been! Cryptocurrencies soared, Coinbase went public, venture capital investors rolled out a conveyor belt for blockchain unicorns, non-fungible tokens Click here to view full article
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December 28, 2021
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An AI Universe, a Metaverse, or both?

Gopichand Katragadda, the former CTO of Tata Group and founder of AI company Myelin Foundry is driven to peel off known facts to discover unknown layers. Credit: DH Illustration Click here to view full article
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December 25, 2021
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The words that defined business in 2021

The experience isn't ownership. In the second year of the covid-19 pandemic when everything seems a little strange, analyzing the way companies talk about their products, economic trends, the Click here to view full article
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December 24, 2021
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The Metaverse: What Will 2022 Bring?

The term “metaverse” certainly got more attention in October when social media company Facebook changed its corporate name to Meta. The renaming was done, the company said, to focus Click here to view full article
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December 23, 2021
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Who made up the Metaverse?

© Financial Times This is an audio transcript of the FT News Briefing podcast episode: Who made up the metaverse? Marc Filippino Good morning from the Financial Times. Today Click here to view full article
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December 23, 2021
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Metaverse Fights Climate Crisis

Summary One of the most under-appreciated solutions to the climate change challenge is the metaverse. The metaverse's contribution to fighting climate change will likely happen organically, driven by grassroots Click here to view full article
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December 22, 2021
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How to go to church in the metaverse

How weird could it be? Ahead of the holidays, nostalgia, tradition, and family pleas can move even agnostics and atheists to consider attending a church service. But this year’s Click here to view full article
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December 22, 2021
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A Complete Guide to the Metaverse

Facebook has recently renamed itself to Meta and stated that Metaverse would be the internet’s future in a statement released lately. Epic, the developer of the popular internet-based multiplayer Click here to view full article
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December 20, 2021
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The business of the metaverse

Coined by renowned cyberpunk author Neal Stephenson in his seminal 1992 novel Snow Crash , avatars interact with each other in a shared space he dubbed the metaverse. The Click here to view full article
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December 20, 2021
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Surreality of Metaverse

Metaverse relies on the fact that an experience is an experience, whether real or virtual and has the same impact on the mind. Over the last few decades, the Click here to view full article
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December 18, 2021
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Intel Jumps Head-First Into the Metaverse

Intel has finally spoken publicly about the Metaverse, the latest push from Meta (previously known as Facebook) toward a digitally-interconnected world. As the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, Intel is Click here to view full article
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December 14, 2021
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Apple: Winning The Metaverse

Summary Driving Apple’s outperformance is the increasing importance of digital technology. The next digit frontier for Apple is the metaverse, which could be a multiple-trillion dollar opportunity. Apple is Click here to view full article
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December 13, 2021
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Intel wants to take you inside the metaverse

A metaverse-inspired art installation in Hong Kong. Among Silicon Valley’s hottest buzzwords, the metaverse reigns supreme. Coined by Neal Stephenson in the 1992 novel Snow Crash , the metaverse Click here to view full article
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December 13, 2021
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Opinion | Metaverse is not the future

Mark Zuckerberg announces the plan to make Facebook more private at Facebook’s Developer Conference on April 30, 2019. Senior columnist Matthew Krauter believes that the Metaverse will not live Click here to view full article
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December 10, 2021